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DUBAI (Reuters) -Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Monday called for an end to violent protests over cartoons of Prophet Muhammad which have swept the Muslim world after the images were published in several European newspapers.

“We should try to cool down the situation. We do not support any violence,” Mottaki said, adding that freedom of expression must be exercised with sensitivity and people’s and nations’ values and beliefs fully respected.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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